Your Own English & Maths Teacher

Why we are different

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We offer peace of mind

We are qualified, subject specialists with Enhanced DBS.

We work with parents, carers and schools to improve learners’ experiences.

We review learners’ work, prior to meeting them, to swiftly identify learning gaps.

Our teachers offer unlimited support between lessons.

We use an interactive teaching platform designed to deliver lessons, not meetings! 

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We are mentors

We support our learners’ positive mental health and self-esteem.

We provide strategies to tackle obstacles outside of our lessons.

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We are cheerleaders

We celebrate learners’ weekly successes both academic and personal.

We are positive and supportive, reminding learners, when they struggle with a concept, that they are just not confident with it "yet" but soon will be!

The development of our learners, both academically and personally, is at the forefront of what we do.

Supporting children’s positive mental health and self-esteem is at the forefront of our motivation.

To improve this, learners are asked to provide a ‘win for the week’ to celebrate each lesson, along with a ‘challenge of the week’ which we break down and provide tips to tackle the next time they are faced a similar challenge.

We praise our learners regularly for their engagement and send updates home to encourage the same here.

All of our teachers are qualified, subject and examination board specialists.

We work with our learners, parents/carers and school (if desired) to support every contact they make with education and encourage their confidence.

We work alongside school curriculum plans to ensure that learning is transferable and progress is swift.

Your teacher is there for you throughout the week, between your lessons to answer questions and provide guidance and support with school and homework.

Meet the Team

Elaine Young English Tutor

Elaine

English KS2-5, 11+ Preparation, ESOL

I am a qualified secondary school English teacher with 12 years of teaching experience, including two year as a lecturer at Coventry University. I hold QTS, PgDipEd, Enhanced DBS and a MA in Education. I also have diplomas in childcare and counselling.

I have tutored many students over the course of my career covering the GL and CEM 11+ boards and AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas for GCSE and A-Level. I work with students to identify gaps in their knowledge and demonstrate how to reach their potential by introducing a range of simple steps to studying and implementing skills. Additionally, I work with learners to develop their critical thinking skills and confidence with unseen texts.

In my spare time I enjoy learning Spanish, reading, travelling and watching football (I am a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan!)

Sue Power English Tutor

Sue P

I am a retired, secondary school English teacher with 30 years’ experience; I now work as a part-time English teacher and tutor. I teach face-to-face and online. My aim is to target, specifically, what a student needs to learn, whether it is a particular skill, text, or section of an exam and my experience with a number of different exam boards helps with this. I set weekly homework tasks and break these down with my students in their following sessions.

I have a degree and a Masters degree in English. I also have QTS and enhanced DBS certificates and hold the professional qualifications PGCE and NPQH.

I teach KS3, GCSE and A level, English and English Literature and I am familiar with a range of texts and specifications. Over the past few years, I have tutored students in AQA, Eduqas and Edexcel English courses and I have also taught GCSE to students. I am familiar with 11+ and 13+ and often prepare students for public school entrance exams.

For over 10 years I have worked as an English examiner at GCSE and A level. I also mark for Cambridge on IGCSE and IELTS .

When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, walking and going away in my caravan.

Natalie English Maths Tutor

Natalie D

I am a qualified primary teacher whose specialist subjects are English and maths.

I always try to make my teaching interactive and practical, so my students are involved as much as possible! I do this by embedding games, investigations and personal reflection activities into lessons. I always want to be as open and flexible to my students’ needs as possible and so, if a student identifies a topic they are struggling with, we tackle it head-on.

I also have a degree in Fine Art so I always enjoy students getting creative. I speak German and can play the guitar! In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends, being outside, creating artwork and travelling.

Jackie Newman – English Teacher

Jackie N

I specialise in teaching English to students in Key Stages 2-4

Both my SENCO and Montessori backgrounds enable me to work effectively across key stages and students with a variety of learning needs. I have a non-judgemental and flexible teaching style which enables me to meet the needs of my individual students and for me, improving a student's confidence, knowledge and enjoyment of the subject is central to my teaching.

My hobbies include yoga, swimming, reading for pleasure and travelling. My other skills include being trained to teach mindfulness.

Emma B – Maths and English Teacher

Emma B

Maths and English KS1-2

I am a qualified primary teacher and love providing tuition to students outside of my school teaching time. I have Mastery Maths training and was the maths lead at my previous school.

I also love English and the creativity it can give children. I especially love using diverse texts in my lessons to support students’ reading, writing and vocabulary development and broaden their literary knowledge. I am currently the Art and DT lead at my school and enjoy preparing lessons which allow children to use different materials and utilise their imaginations.

In my spare time,  I enjoy going to the gym, eating out and travelling. I like to take every opportunity I can to explore new cultures and bring this to the classroom. I have a fun teaching style and really thrive on children smiling and having fun while learning. I motivate children to be creative in their learning while still maintaining high expectations.

Holly P – English and Maths Tutor

Holly P

I love supporting KS2 students with the core subjects: maths, English and science, but I especially enjoy teaching secondary English which is my specialism! I make sure to keep my sessions light, full of rewards and fully differentiated to support students’ learning styles and additional needs.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, walking my dog and watching documentaries which I enjoy discussing with my students to help their application of our learning into real-life contexts.

Laura D – English Tutor

Laura D

I am a qualified secondary English and Drama teacher who specialises in Key Stages 3 and 4. I have several years of teaching experience, especially with GCSE AQA English literature and language, having marked English language exams for two years in a row.

Relationships are at the forefront of what I strive for as an educator. I will take the time to get to know my students, establish their learning styles and adapt my practice to suit them. I lead with empathy and patience, as well as being highly adaptable to help prioritise the learning that is most important.

I am also a qualified ELSA (Emotional Learning Support Assistant) educator.

When I am not in the classroom, I spend my time competing nationally for my cheerleading team! I have the dream of competing at the World Championships in Florida one day!

Mary-Jane Maths Tutor

Mary-Jane C

I am a qualified secondary school maths teacher who also teaches politics and law. I have experience teaching all year groups from Year 7 upwards specialising in Key Stages 3 and 4. Maths can be a challenging subject for many people and a little extra help can go a long way. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege to help many students achieve their goals.

I am enthusiastic not only about students’ development and progression in maths, but also their confidence. I use interactive teaching methods to engage students along with lots of visual resources and manipulatives to encourage student participation in sessions.

In my spare time I like to read, hike and go travelling.

Rob – English and Maths Tutor

Rob P

I am a nurturing professional educator with a degree in Initial Teacher Education with Qualified Teacher Status.

My journey in education began with junior sports coaching in North Wales. From there, I went on to the University of Worcester where I gained a First Class Degree.

My time in the classroom has mainly focussed on Upper KS2 and Lower KS3 however I have also taught in Upper KS1 and Lower KS2.

Having been exposed to a large range of children and educational settings, I draw on my varied experiences in teaching to educate professionally and with passion. I enjoy promoting children to become confident individuals who enjoy their learning.

I particularly enjoy teaching maths, however, find all subjects intriguing and interesting, and I hope to pass on this enthusiasm for knowledge to all of my students.

Lydia

Lydia

My role is as the administrator for Your Own English and Maths Teacher. I attended the University of Wolverhampton and have worked in admin and marketing roles for almost ten years. I love my job because I see firsthand the amazing work our teachers do; it’s such a generous, caring and supportive tuition service that we offer. It’s also nice building a relationship with parents and teachers; it makes you feel like a part of a huge family.

My hobbies include: going to the cinema, going for walks, trying to improve my gardening skills, baking and watching sports. I am also a huge West Bromwich Albion supporter!

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